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Miroslaw Szukiewicz, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Keynote Presentation
Miroslaw Szukiewicz, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

The study of chemical kinetics is concerned with the measurement and interpretation of the rates of chemical reactions in the so-called process window. It tracks how quickly, the transition from an initial to the  final states of reaction occurs and what compounds are formed [....] » Read More

Iryna Antonyshyn, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Iryna Antonyshyn, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources requires multiple solutions, among which water electrolysis will play an important role. Considering proton-exchange-membrane (PEM) electrolysis with its advantages as a route for hydrogen production, the kinetics of bo [....] » Read More

Wojciech Snoch, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Wojciech Snoch, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are natural polyesters synthetized in unfavorable environmental conditions to store and reuse carbon source inside a microbial cell.  They are also a rich source of valuable intermediates that can be chemically modified in numerous ways [....] » Read More

G Satishkumar, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
G Satishkumar, Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Selective cleaving and functionalizing C-H, C-O bond in organic chemistry still remains a great challenge due to its weakest reactivity. Transition metal catalysts played a significant role in constructing various organic molecules through C-C coupling by activating the C-H and C [....] » Read More

Adrian Tan Kong Fei, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Adrian Tan Kong Fei, Curtin University, Malaysia

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) converts synthesis gas, a mixture of CO and H2, into various hydrocarbon products. Co catalysts are supported on various inert materials to increase their dispersion. They are preferred for FTS because of their good hydrocarbon selectivity, high CO [....] » Read More

Wilfried G Kanhounnon, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Wilfried G Kanhounnon, Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Biomass is a sustainable feedstock expected to replace the fossil fuels in energy production. Biomass derivative oils contain however a high amount of oxygenated compounds. This is disadvantageous for the direct utilization of bio-oil as transportation fuels since these oxygenate [....] » Read More

Sujoy Bandyopadhyaya, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Sujoy Bandyopadhyaya, Indrashil University, India

Background: Starting from the grand old activated charcoal to zeolites, porous materials have been utilized for environmental and technological benefits for mankind. Of late, porous organic polymers (POPs) have emerged as a new class of functional materials with applications rang [....] » Read More

Tudor Spataru, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Tudor Spataru, Columbia University, United States

For decades Methionine Synthase process has been considered as an energy barrier process by research community. Nevertheless, the in-vivo Methionine Synthase process can, in principle, run unlimited number of its turnovers without side effects and products. This requires two vali [....] » Read More

Ozlem Alptekin, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Ozlem Alptekin, University of Cukurova, Turkey

Transferase enzymes catalyse the transfer of different functional groups of a donor molecule to another molecule. In drug synthesis, they are especially used to obtain enantiomerically pure drug intermediates. This kind of chemoenzymatic synthesis is used to improve unfavourable [....] » Read More

Nivedita Sharma, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Nivedita Sharma, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, India

The world is facing a reduction of global fossil fuels resources, like petroleum, natural gas, or charcoal, while energy requirements are progressively growing up. Fossil fuels should be replaced, at least partially by biofuels once the current fuel supply is suspected to be unsu [....] » Read More

Michael Badawi, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Michael Badawi, University of Lorraine, France

Pyrolysis of lignin, derived from lignocellulosic biomass, produces bio-oils with high oxygen content (20-45 wt.%). These bio-oils can be upgraded by hydrodeoxygenation (HDO), a thermal catalytic process under H2 pressure, to obtain more valuable oxygen-free products. Thus, [....] » Read More

Petru Spataru, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Petru Spataru, Institute of Chemistry, Moldova, Republic of

In the technology of separation of organic solids from wastewater, there are several ways of combining activated sludge, produced under technological aeration conditions, with primary sediment, obtaining different results depending on the ambient temperature, so the natural clima [....] » Read More

Seda Cetindere, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Seda Cetindere, Gebze Technical University, Turkey

Due to population growth and rising industrialization, the global energy demand will increase significantly over the coming decades. Amongst several alternative energy schemes, hydrogen has been considered as one of the most promising candidates to provide sustainable, carbon neu [....] » Read More

Silviya Vasileva Boycheva, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Silviya Vasileva Boycheva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Coal-based energy production still plays a leading role worldwide, growing in a number of fast-developing countries. The European Union's strategy for the next decade is to limit the burning of coal, but the number of incinerators and gasifiers for municipal waste continues t [....] » Read More

Emmanuel Kweinor Tetteh, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Emmanuel Kweinor Tetteh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

With the rapid increase in global energy consumption and depletion of natural resources, economic assessment of photo -bioreactor technology in wastewater settings for water and energy (biogas) production comes as an essential drive for global sustainability development. Thus, re [....] » Read More

Richard Djimasbe, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Richard Djimasbe, Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation

Spinel types of catalysts were successfully synthesized, and employed in this work in order to consider theirs performance in upgrading process extra heavy oil from Taha oilfield (China) to produce light oil and mainly for gases production (methane and hydrogen). The results of X [....] » Read More

Riheb Mabrouk, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Riheb Mabrouk, University of Monastir, Tunisia

This paper performs a numerical evaluation of the geometric structure of metal foam such as pore density (PPI; number of pores per inch) and porosity effect on melting and solidifying phenomena heat transfer in an open-ended rectangular porous channel (metal foam) contained a pha [....] » Read More

Guray Yildiz, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Guray Yildiz, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

Renewable energy sources principally used for power and heat production (wind, solar, etc.), are not suitable for the production of conventional fuels and raw materials (e.g. petroleum-based chemicals) currently used in the existing industries. To continue the production of chemi [....] » Read More

Ece Kilic, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Ece Kilic, Iskenderun Technical University, Turkey

Anthropogenic activities like greenhouse gas emission, land use change and deforestation alter the dynamics of atmosphere. Ecological life in the marine environment depends on the balance between atmosphere and ocean; so, variations in the climate cause changes in the chemical an [....] » Read More

Francesco Nocito, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Francesco Nocito, University of Bari, Italy

Biomass-derived oxygenate-species can be considered an alternative to fossil resources derived chemicals. Among them furfural, that can be easily produced from xylose dehydration over acid catalysts, has received great attention as precursor of commodity chemicals. In this paper [....] » Read More

Dawei Chen, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Dawei Chen, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China

In this paper, a comparative simulation experiment of bitumen, crude oil and kerogen samples under water and no water conditions was conducted to study the mechanism of the interaction between highly evolved organic matter and water. The results show that. The participation of wa [....] » Read More

Binitha N Narayanan, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Binitha N Narayanan, Sree Neelakanta Government Sanskrit College Pattambi, India

Facile preparation of graphene in an eco-friendly manner and development of its composites for enhanced catalytic performance is one of the main targets of researchers. Green synthesis of copper oxide/graphene nanocomposites are performed here by a simple hydrothermal treatment o [....] » Read More

Nikolaos C Kokkinos, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Keynote Presentation
Nikolaos C Kokkinos, International Hellenic University, Greece

Homogeneous catalysis in refinery processes is rare, mainly due to the separation difficulties that emerge. Thus, the very many benefits of the homogeneous catalysis are still kept apart from the petroleum industry. In the present research work, a successful application of hetero [....] » Read More

Osman Adiguzel, Speaker at Chemical Engineering Conferences
Keynote Presentation
Osman Adiguzel, Firat University, Turkey

A series of alloy systems take place in class of advanced smart materials with adaptive properties and   stimulus response to the external changes. Shape memory alloys take place in this group, due to the shape reversibility and capacity of responding to changes in the [....] » Read More

Faridul Islam, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Faridul Islam, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Few-layer graphene was synthesized via microwave-assisted catalytic graphitization due to its increasing demand and wide applications. The microwave irradiation temperature at a set holding time played a key role in synthesizing few-layer graphene. The highest degree of graphitiz [....] » Read More

Wang Xiaosheng, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Wang Xiaosheng, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China

Dimethyl ether carbonylation reaction over Mordenite has gained many attentions due to its mild reaction conditions and high product selectivity. However, Mordenite still suffered from short lifetime and poor stability. In this report, we summarized our work on improving catalyti [....] » Read More

Marita Piglowska, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Marita Piglowska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Sodium-ion cells turn out to be a breakthrough compared to lithium-ion cells due to the similar amount of storage energy and much lower price and ease of production compared to lithium-ion cells. Sodium-ion batteries not only replace lithium with one of the most popular earth ele [....] » Read More

Jesus Gonzalez Cobos, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Jesus Gonzalez Cobos, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon, France

One of the biggest challenges currently facing humankind and the scientific community is the energy production and consumption without the use of fossil fuels. Big efforts have been invested in creating technologies that enable closed carbon or carbon neutral fuel cycles, decreas [....] » Read More

Ashanendu Mandal, Speaker at Chemical Engineering Conferences
Oral Presentation
Ashanendu Mandal, University of Calcutta, India

Phenol being toxic in nature needs to be removed from wastewater before its discharge. This research therefore aims for removal of phenol from its aqueous solution through adsorption process. Four bio-adsorbents such as guava tree bark, rice husk, neem leaves, activated carbon fr [....] » Read More

Varsha Brahmkhatri, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Varsha Brahmkhatri, Jain University, India

Diatoms, unicellular photosynthetic algae that occur in all water territories on earth. Their cell walls are composed of amorphous biosilica also called frustule. They exhibit nanoporous to microporous and macroporous patterning that is specific to particular species. Attributabl [....] » Read More

Pragati Shukla, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Pragati Shukla, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

Mercury is one of the most hazardous air pollutants. Due to high vapour pressure of mercury under ambient conditions, exposed mercury may lead to significant mercury air vapour concentration in working atmosphere. The disadvantages associated with the available treatment technolo [....] » Read More

Mridusmita Barooah, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Mridusmita Barooah, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India

Mixed matrix membrane for gas separation is an advanced technology for the cost effective fabrication of high performing defect-free membranes. Compared to the conventional membranes, mixed matrix membrane prove to be effective for cleaner energy production, natural gas purificat [....] » Read More

Carlos Alonso Lopez Gordillo, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Carlos Alonso Lopez Gordillo, Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, Mexico

Organic photovoltaics (OPs) have been notably developed in the last years, OLED technology is now on the market in devices such as smartphones and flat screens. On the other hand, organic solar cells (OSC) are been used in buildings and cars as solar windows and even in clothes t [....] » Read More

Orlando Elguera, Speaker at Chemical Engineering Conferences
Oral Presentation
Orlando Elguera, D.Sc. with Major in Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry/BSc. with Major in Chemical Engineering, Peru

This study is aimed to review the topics of chemical engineering to take in consideration for the scaling-up of reactors, in order to perform processes based on the application of the sonochemistry at industrial level. Sonochemistry is an emergent technology, defined as chemistry [....] » Read More

Julia Muller Hulstede, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Oral Presentation
Julia Muller Hulstede, DLR – Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Germany

High-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (HT-PEMFCs) are promising candidates for the sustainable conversion of chemical into electrical energy with the option of utilizing sustainable fuels like green methanol. The use of methanol is beneficial if no hydrogen infrast [....] » Read More

Gaukhar Yergaziyeva, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Gaukhar Yergaziyeva, Institute of Combustion Problems, Kazakhstan

Known catalysts containing iron ores as an active component, for example, in the oxidation of sulfur dioxide; processing of carbon-containing raw materials to obtain liquid and gaseous products, etc. One of the main advantages of such catalysts is the low cost of their production [....] » Read More

Christian Wulkesch, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Christian Wulkesch, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Düsseldorf, Germany

(Per)fluorinated compounds are a substance class of increasing interest. The unique characteristics of molecules with fluorine substituents with regard to lipophilicity, solubility, chemical reactivity strongly affect biochemical processes such as binding ability and metabolic st [....] » Read More

Aliyah Abdullah Alsharif, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Aliyah Abdullah Alsharif, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Zn(II) and Zn(II)-Cr(III) oxides are demonstrated to be efficient, noble-metal-free catalysts for one-step dehydroisomerization of alpha-pinene to para-cymene in the gas phase. This is an example of the use of heterogeneous catalysis for the conversion of renewable feedstock into [....] » Read More

Ivaylo Slavchev, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Ivaylo Slavchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Amide bond is arguably the most fundamental functionality in organic chemistry. Yet, new strategies are always needed to meet the contemporary synthetic challenges. Classical methods, using coupling agents, metal catalysts or harsh reaction conditions become less and less favored [....] » Read More

Galina A Sychev, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Galina A Sychev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

The results of studying the kinetics of spontaneous (homogeneous) and catalyzed (heterogeneous) crystal nucleation in silicate glass is presented for glasses in the Li2O–SiO2 system. Nucleation is catalyzed via the photosensitive mechanism by adding poorly soluble impuritie [....] » Read More

Alexander Herega, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Alexander Herega, Odessa Military Academy, Ukraine

The nearest neighborhood of an element of a cluster system is percolation fields constructed around it in the phase spaces of properties. The presence of the nearest neighborhood in the cluster elements leads to the formation of structures, the dominant feature of which is the to [....] » Read More

Ellen Cristine Giese, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Poster Presentation
Ellen Cristine Giese, Center for Mineral Technology (CETEM), Brazil

The metallurgical industry has been looking for hydrometallurgical-based processes as an option in recent years because of some related inherent advantages, such as the ability to handle waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e-waste) with feasible waste management an [....] » Read More